Moist Mediterranean Lemon Rosemary Baked Salmon Recipe (5 Ingredients, 20 Minutes) by Elisa Schmitz

Moist Mediterranean Lemon Rosemary Baked Salmon Recipe (5 Ingredients, 20 Minutes)

I love Mediterranean cooking. Mediterranean recipes offer so much flavor, along with all of the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.

This simple Mediterranean lemon rosemary baked salmon recipe is so moist and savory. Plus, it offers the health benefits of rosemary and the health benefits of lemon, which combine to create a compelling flavor.

Here are the five ingredients you need to make this gluten-free seafood dinner recipe: fresh salmon, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, fresh rosemary and garlic powder. You combine the sauce ingredients then spread the sauce over the salmon in a baking dish. You then bake the low-sodium salmon for only about 15 minutes. So quick and easy, but so flavorful!

I served this succulent salmon dish with my spinach artichoke mashed potato casserole for a high-protein, low-calorie meal. It also would be delicious served with potatoes, quinoa or any of your favorite side dishes.

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Cuisine: American 
Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Cook Time: 15 minutes 
Total Time: 20 minutes 
Servings: 3


  • 1 pound (16 ounces) fresh salmon filet
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, diced (plus an extra sprig for garnish, optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • I prefer to squeeze my own fresh lemon juice, but you can use bottled lemon juice in a pinch.
  • Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig, if desired.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Place the salmon filet in a casserole dish or baking pan (I lined mine with aluminum foil for easier cleanup). In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder and rosemary. Whisk to blend.
  2. Pour the sauce over the salmon. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  3. Bake the salmon at 375 degrees F for about 15 minutes, or until desired doneness. Salmon is done when it reaches 145 degrees F on a food thermometer.
  4. Remove from oven and serve with your favorite side dishes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 139

Total Fat: 8.6g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 29mg

Sodium: 28mg

Total Carbohydrate: 0.8g

Dietary Fiber: 0.2g

Total Sugars: 0.2g

Protein: 14.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 28mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 251mg

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Donna John
How delicious! I love rosemary, lemon and salmon, so this is my kind of recipe. Elisa Schmitz
Elisa Schmitz
It's so good, Donna John . Plus, it's so easy to make and on the table fast. Perfect for weeknight dinners!
Jacob Foster
This looks so tasty! My youngest is a pretty picky eater, but she does love salmon. Thanks for sharing, Elisa Schmitz!

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